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Have a look at Calors new lightweight cylinder at:

http://www.calorlite.co.uk/

Dave

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Wow! about time I guess BP must have put the wind up them, now if they could just arrange for European sales outlets. ::):

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Have a look at Calors new lightweight cylinder at:

http://www.calorlite.co.uk/

Dave

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Looks good to me - the BP outlets near to me weren't convenient enough for me to bother changing - I'm nearer a main calor depot than a BP stockist.

I think I'll move over to these next year.

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Wonder what the prices are going to be like

Also wonder if they are going to be at NEC with them

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looking on another forum - yes they are at the nec and as for cost the website mentions 45p more than the current ones with no problem swopping older bottles for these.

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I'm happy with my BP Gaslights and we have plenty of local stockists refill prices do vary though!

As for Calor Light its about time they changed to something lighter i still have a 6kg steel bottle so you never know.

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Just spoken to them, they will be available from Spring next year and the price for the gas will be exactly the same

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I missed/couldn't be bothered with the boat for BP Gaslight when they did their free(ish) exchange programme. I also was against buying another pigtail. Furthermore I was concerned about running out of gas in an area where it wouldn't be available.

Full marks to BP though for forcing Calor to do this.

In a year I only use 1 x 6kg propane in the caravan and 2 x 4.5kg butanes for the Beauclaire. Providing it's a free exchange I'll use everything on the new Calor 'light' !

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I seriously think BP missed the boat here, if they had made it easier for people to swap without a charge, more people would have done.

These lightweight bottles have been out in Europe for many years.

Shame we have to wait for the Spring though :wall2:

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Just spoken to them, they will be available from Spring next year and the price for the gas will be exactly the same

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Sounds like they are doing a free exchange :thumbsup:

Not sure if they are doing the guage to see levels though

Worth a look at NEC to see :thumbsup:

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Sounds like they are doing a free exchange :thumbsup:

Not sure if they are doing the guage to see levels though

Worth a look at NEC to see :thumbsup:

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Presumably half the weight roughly equates to the steel being half as thick :undecided:

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Glad I stuck with calor now. Interestingly I wonder how 2 gas light bottles will affect the nose weight as vcurrently I have the van loaded to give 98kg nose weight.

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Glad I stuck with calor now. Interestingly I wonder how 2 gas light bottles will affect the nose weight as vcurrently I have the van loaded to give 98kg nose weight.

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I have bought my own refillable lightwieghts. They are totally legal, I have had this checked - and although some forecourts are not allowing you to refill I am local to at least 6 LPG outlets who are very happy to fill 20L @ 42p/Litre into my bottle, so thats ?8.40 for 20L of gas - or roughly a 13kg Calor in old money. The bottle has cost almost ?100 but the amount of gas we use (about a 6kg every other weekend with heating, bbq etc) I am more than happy :thumbsup:

If anyone is interested i can put you in touch with the company who may do a TnT 'group buy' this is what me and a few mates did and we got a ?35/bottle discount ???

Nick

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I have bought my own refillable lightwieghts. They are totally legal, I have had this checked - and although some forecourts are not allowing you to refill I am local to at least 6 LPG outlets who are very happy to fill 20L @ 42p/Litre into my bottle, so thats ?8.40 for 20L of gas - or roughly a 13kg Calor in old money. The bottle has cost almost ?100 but the amount of gas we use (about a 6kg every other weekend with heating, bbq etc) I am more than happy :thumbsup:

If anyone is interested i can put you in touch with the company who may do a TnT 'group buy' this is what me and a few mates did and we got a ?35/bottle discount ???

Nick

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I seriously think BP missed the boat here, if they had made it easier for people to swap without a charge, more people would have done.

These lightweight bottles have been out in Europe for many years.

Shame we have to wait for the Spring though :wall2:

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Hi Fishy Dave

The salesman at the N.E.C. assured me the contents guage works off a float switch and is not a dressed up pressure guage.

Lunar

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Hi Fishy Dave

The salesman at the N.E.C. assured me the contents guage works off a float switch and is not a dressed up pressure guage.

Lunar

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Hi Fishy Dave

The salesman at the N.E.C. assured me the contents guage works off a float switch and is not a dressed up pressure guage.

Lunar

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Why ask salesmen, or saleswomen, technical questions? They're the least qualified of all people to answer technical questions.

From the CalorLite website the contents indicator is clearly a pressure gauge, ala Gaslow.

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Salesfolk are generally the best customer facing 'techies' as they have to know their product. In many industries you find salespeople who started life as techie's. I can think of 4 european coverage sales managers/directors I know personally who started their careers in a technical role, only to progress into a more commerically focussed role.

I also know a director who spends most of his time report writing, project managing, people managing and product managing - not true engineering which is what he studied for and worked with in the outset.....but hey I love it and it keeps me busy :thumbsup:

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It doesn't work at Calor, obviously, nor at any caravan dealer or car dealer that I've been to.

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I think I agree with Roger, in my experience 90% of sales people, in all retail sectors don't seem to know what they are selling.

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